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Selected Style 2WD 5-Door LX
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door LX 23 31 $21,132 $22,495
2WD 5-Door EX 23 31 $23,098 $24,595
2WD 5-Door EX-L 23 31 $25,579 $27,245
4WD 5-Door EX-L 22 30 $26,749 $28,495
2WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 23 31 $26,983 $28,745
4WD 5-Door LX 22 30 $22,302 $23,745
4WD 5-Door EX 22 30 $24,268 $25,845
4WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 22 30 $28,153 $29,995
2WD 5-Door w/RES EX-L 23 31 $26,234 $27,945
4WD 5-Door w/RES EX-L 22 30 $27,404 $29,195
FWD 4-Door Manual Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Manual Sport 26 35 $20,396 $20,995
FWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 26 32 $21,754 $22,395
FWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 26 32 $23,501 $24,195
FWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 26 32 $26,557 $27,345
AWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 25 31 $22,967 $23,645
AWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 25 31 $24,714 $25,445
AWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 25 31 $27,771 $28,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,132
$20,396
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,495
$20,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$375 / month
$350 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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7.4
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Honda CR-V is a great family vehicle, with a thoughtfully designed and comfortable interior, and improved refinement, but it lacks the confident, sprightly feel present in past CR-Vs. The 2013 Mazda CX-5 is an attractive and modern crossover with great handling and surprising space, but sluggish acceleration.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 38.3 39.300
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 40.100
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.1 103.800
Second Hip Room (in) 53.1 53.700
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.6 57.500
Second Head Room (in) 38.6 39.000
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 55.500
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.000
Front Hip Room (in) 54.5 55.200
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 32.600
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.6 72.400
Track Width, Front (in) 61.5 62.400
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.8 8.500
Length, Overall (in) 178.3 179.300
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 44.400
Height, Overall (in) 65.1 67.300
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 29.200
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.5 62.500
Wheelbase (in) 103.1 106.300
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 37.2 34.100
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 54.0 57.100
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 34.600
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 51.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 70.9 65.400
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 39.0 41.300
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 38.700
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 11.700 x 1.100
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x - TBD - 11.900 x 0.400
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.3 14.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 2.700
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 38.400
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.7 15.500
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.0 36.700
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/70SR16 P225/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/70SR16 P225/65R17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - T145/90D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 225 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3305 3208
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.0 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 410 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 163 @ 4400 150 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 7000 155 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 26
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.680
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.65 3.700
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.300
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.53 0.837
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.00 3.724
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.51 1.947
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.44 4.705
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 1.029
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name Honda CR-V Mazda CX-5
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.1 6.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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